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Risks and reconstruction : experiences of resettlers and refugees (English)

This report presents the first multi-dimensional comparative analysis of two large groups of the world's displaced populations: resettlers uprooted by development and refugees fleeing military conflicts or natural calamities. The book's co-authors--academics and practitioners from both fields--have joined up to explore common central issues: the condition of being "displaced," the risks of impoverishment and destitution, the rights and entitlements of those uprooted and, most important, the means of reconstruction of their livelihood. Part 1 sets the stage for the following sections. Part 2 discusses landlessness and strategies for land-based relocation, or alternatives when land is unavailable. Part 3 explores joblessness and reemployment options for resettlers in China and the productive reintegration of a group of resettled brickmakers in Argentina. Part 4 focuses on urban resettlement; and provides a detailed discussion of house reconstruction by refugees. Part 5 analyzes some of the processes occurring for both resettlers and refugees, from creeping marginalization of all kinds to social reinclusion. Part 6 analyzes the many facets of food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition, and the struggle of displacees to reestablish a sustainable food basis. Part 7 comprehensively documents the social and economic complexities of losing, maintaining, or regaining access to natural resources commonly held. Part 8 brings together the many strands that have been previously addressed.




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Cernea, Michael M. McDowell, Christopher

Risks and reconstruction : experiences of resettlers and refugees (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.